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France’s Covid-19 tracing app won’t be ready for parliamentary debate

Issued on: 17/04/2020 – 14:45Modified: 17/04/2020 – 14:45

France's state-supported tracing ap..

By admin , in Health , at April 17, 2020

Issued on: 17/04/2020 – 14:45Modified: 17/04/2020 – 14:45

France's state-supported tracing app project "StopCovid" will not be ready when parliament debates it on April 28-29, the minister for digital affairs Cedric O said on Friday.

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The smartphone app, aimed at warning users if they came into contact with a coronavirus carrier, has raised questions about the impact of tracing technology on civil liberties.

The government has not provided much technical detail on the project, which will be based on a proximity-tracking Bluetooth app that users would install on their mobile phone on a voluntary basis.

A debate is scheduled in France's National Assembly on April 28-29 but no formal vote is planned.

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